December 10, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin

I haven't been to the movies lately. As you may have noticed, the only fairly recent film I've seen is Tower Heist, and I watched it on its third or maybe fourth week. However, a while, ago, I was able to see The adventures of Tintin, although I'm not entirely sure if it's still on its first week.

To start of, I had no idea who Tintin was, or what the story was about. I was told that it's a comic book, but I was not familiar at all with it. I remember watching the trailer, but to be honest, I can't fully remember if I liked the trailer. The start was a little slow for me. I know it's a build up of Tintin's adventure, but it was still a little slow. In my opinion, it took a while to take off, but when it did, it really took off. Don't get me wrong. I liked the beginning - its subtlety and dialogue. It was, let's say, an ideal set up for an adventure movie. But, just to illustrate how slow the beginning was, one of my friends actually fell asleep during the movie. It's not bad, but I would have liked it a whole lot better if the plot developed a bit faster.

The movie took for me when Tintin was abducted by the antagonist. It's a shame that I had to leave the theater for a couple of minutes so I missed a tiny part of the film. But when I got back, Tintin has already escaped and from that point on, the real adventure began. The adventure part was far from being realistic but who cares? It's not meant to be realistic. Of course I knew Tintin would survive the chase, or the attempt of the antagonist to kill him; but, there were still scenes that made me hold my breath for a couple of seconds. I liked the character of Tintin. The whole dynamics of his character was very interesting, to say the least. I don't think his character showed much growth throughout the film, but I think his character was already dynamic to begin with so I didn't mind. His outgoing persona was definitely one of the key points of the film; and the film showcased it by letting the audience join on his adventure. (After all, this is "The Adventures of Tintin")

I also liked the comedic side of it a lot. I may have mentioned that I am easily amused by slightest humor. Every joke is worth a laugh in my world. It made the movie a lot more entertaining. I laughed so hard during the chase part when Tintin was trying catch up with Sakharine, then Sakharine was the one doing the chasing. It had pretty good action scenes for an animated film. Another element of the film that made it worth watching was Snowy. I generally don't like animals, but if I could get Snowy as a pet, I'd definitely grab the chance.

There was just one bit that I found odd. When he read the first clue, I already thought that there were three ships built with clues in it. Then I was a little shocked and confused when Tintin suddenly realized that there were indeed three ships mainly because I thought the clue already established that. That's a very miniscule detail though, so it didn't take away much. I just thought I'd mention it.

Apart from that, it was a good film. Maybe not the greatest film, but a decent one. I think it is one of the better animated films out there; although, I can't be too certain since I haven't seen the other ones. According to my research, the film received a generally positive feedback. In my opinion, it's worth watching, and I think the viewers will have a good time, at the very least. If the goal of the film was to entertain, then I'd say that it was very successful. From the looks of it, there will be a sequel. I'd probably go see it if there really is, but I won't mind if there isn't. I wish there really is a sequel though.

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